Travel: Alberta 2015

For the third summer in a row, I visited my Dad for a few days while he was on one of his crazy 6-week road trips. This year, my brother was preparing to be a Dad himself, so he stayed home. 

My Dad spent most of the trip in a 1950 Ford Woody pulling a 1947 teardrop trailer, but transmission trouble forced him to send the Woody to a shop for repairs and rent a truck for the duration of the week that I was visiting. 

We spent the first few days in Banff National Park, then took the Icefields Parkway up to Jasper to close out the trip. I had spent time in BC and Alberta, but never made it to the National Parks. Like usual, I had high expectations for the trip and was not disappointed. We had our fair share of rain, but it never stopped us from getting out and exploring the snow-capped mountains, cerulean lakes and beautiful landscapes. 

Trina, Dad and I at Lake Louise, Banff National Park 

 Banff National Park - iPhone image

Banff National Park - iPhone image

Lake Louise, Banff National Park - iPhone image

Paddle boarding on Lake Louise, Banff National Park - iPhone image with Catalyst Case

Padle boarding on Lake Louise, Banff National Park - Photo: Michel Bury - michelbury.com

 Lake Louise, Banff National Park 

Lake Louise, Banff National Park 

Moraine Lake, Banff National Park 

 
 
 

Marble Canyon, Kootenay National Park - iPhone image

 
 

Marble Canyon, Kootenay National Park

 

Marble Canyon, Kootenay National Park

 

Boom at the Ochre Beds at the Paint Pots, Kootenay National Park - iPhone image

 

Lower Falls in Johnston Canyon, Banff National Park - iPhone image

 
 

Sunset from the riverside in Johnston Canyon, Banff National Park 

Icefields Parkway, Alberta 

Columbia Icefields on the Icefields Parkway, Alberta 

Icefields Parkway, Alberta

Icefields Parkway, Alberta

Herbert Lake on the Icefields Parkway, Alberta

Athabasca Falls on the Icefields Parkway, Alberta 

Athabasca Falls on the Icefields Parkway, Alberta

 
 
 
 Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park - iPhone image

Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park - iPhone image

Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park

Valley of the Five Lakes, Jasper National Park 

Black Bear, Jasper National Park 

Mountain Goats, Jasper National Park 

Drumheller, Alberta - iPhone image

Drumheller, Alberta - iPhone image

Drumheller, Alberta - iPhone image